We bench test and rate the latest products from the major brands. Report by Lux technical editor Alan Tulla.

REVIEWED  Suspended direct/indirect luminaires

If you want a better looking installation, more comfortable working conditions and a change from boring flat panels, then a suspended direct/indirect luminaire is the answer. We review the best on the market...

WaveStar from MHA

MHA Lighting’s WaveStar LED luminaire is for high-specification offices, classrooms and function rooms where glare should be minimal. The WaveStar emits clean, bright light to create bright, uniform illumination for task or teaching area. The 43W fitting provides 76 lm/W and its expected lifetime at L70 is 109,000 hours. The housing is as aesthetically pleasing as any modular recessed louvered luminaire on the market and the LED light engine delivers maximum energy savings and the best lit environment possible.

Channel’s Pinto downlights

Channel has launched a trio of 4000K white LED IP20-rated downlights in 12W (970 lm), 20W (1,600 lm) and 30W (2,500 lm) versions. They are suited for commercial areas such as hotels and restaurants, galleries and office spaces. Pinto downlights are a direct replacement for CFL 18W and 26W PL downlights, and are an eco-friendly luminaire option. Users benefit from substantial energy savings. Installation is simple with a quick-fit clip system and peace of mind can be further assured with an extended product warranty that can be procured online.